New Delhi, October 24: Almost three months after the 7th Pay Commission recommendations approved by the Narendra Modi government, the decision maker are yet to implement it. Earlier there were reports that the recommendation made by the high-level 7th Pay Commission committee will be implemented in Dusshera, but the festival has passed and there are no signs when the measures will be taken. On Monday leader of National Mazdoor Conference, (NMC) in Jammu and Kashmir urged Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to take up the issue of implementation of Seventh Pay Commission in favor of employees and pensioners who are eagerly waiting for their money.
Subhash Shastri, President of NMC on Monday wrote a letter to J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to regularise the services of 61,000 daily rated workers. On Sunday Shastri addressed a number of NMC workers and said that more than eight lakh families of the State are dependent upon salary, pension, and wages. He also said that the State Government of Jammu and Kashmir should always give due attention towards various issues and problems of the employees, pensioners, and daily rated workers.
Shastri further stressed on the need of implementation of 7th Pay Commission saying that the daily rated workers get only Rs 350 for working in a various department of the state government. That department had already been approved by the Central Government as Minimum Wage Rate, on which Shastri further argued that it is difficult for each and every government employees to fulfill their basic need in the time of hiking prices of essential commodities
On Sunday the NMC adopted several resolutions which included release of pending wages, salary, and pension in favor of employees, pensioners and daily wage workers well before Diwali festival starts
Several resolutions were adopted at the meeting include the release of pending wages, salary and pension in favor employees, pensioners, and daily rated workers well before Diwali festival beside the release of pending installment of DA due from July etc. Now the NMC workers are waiting for government’s reply, which is expected soon.
On the other side the central government employees unions, National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) had demanded a hike of Rs 18,000 to Rs 26,000 and also asked to raise the fitment factor 3.68 times from 2.57 times. For which the Narendra Modi government had also formed a 22-member high-powered committee headed by Secretary. In July the Narendra Modi government has accepted most of the recommendations made by the high-powered panel on of the 7th Pay Commission, which has been implemented from January 1, 2016